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Spring Training Online on the radio!

If you’re in the Twin Cities area or have access to streaming media on your computer, take note: Spring Training Online’s Kevin Reichard will be live in studio on KFAN-AM (1130) Sunday, Jan. 18, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Central, with Henry Lake. He’ll be taking calls in the 10:30-10:45 segment. If you’re outside the Twin Cities area, […]

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Goodyear racing to finish new Tribe complex

Construction crews are working double shifts to ensure Goodyear Stadium, the new spring home of the Cleveland Indians (and the Cincinnati Reds in 2010), is completed in time. It’s not unusual for a ballpark to go through a crunch period before opening. And the way construction was scheduled, there’s a lot of lead time between […]

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Join Spring Training Online on Facebook!

As part of the extreme makeover of Spring Training Online, we’ve added a Facebook page to the mix. It’s the place for fans to mingle with the Spring Training Online staff, launch discussions, and keep informed about the latest happenings with the approaching spring-training season. You’ll also be able to post fan videos and fan […]

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Japanese team in Cactus League? It could happen

The Cactus League is expanding by three teams this spring and one more in 2010, but it could end up being even larger under a plan to add a Japanese team to the mix as part of a proposal to bring a year-round training facility to Tucson Electric Park. Massachusetts-based Baseline Group, which works on […]

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Sarasota scales back financial offer to O’s

The effort to bring the Baltimore Orioles to Sarasota is on life support after the Sarasota County Commission scaled back their financial offer to the team, offering $22 million toward a renovated Ed Smith Stadium. There was no immediate reaction from the team; the Orioles had been asking for $57 million, which would build a […]

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O’s ask for more from Vero Beach; city balks

Yesterday’s deadline set by Indian River County and Vero Beach officials for the Baltimore Orioles to make a commitment to Dodgertown has come and gone with the Orioles instead making a counteroffer that goes far past the initial offer of $13 million in ballpark improvements and 37.5 acres of land. In fact, the land is […]

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Orioles, Sarasota move closer on spring pact

The prospects of a Baltimore Orioles move to Sarasota for spring training brightened significantly last week when the team agreed to a reduced budget and offered $5 million toward maintenance toward a new complex. The Orioles are still sticking with the idea of replacing Ed Smith Stadium, the current spring home of the Reds, with […]

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O’s face opposition in Sarasota spring plan

The Baltimore Orioles and Sarasota County have reached an impasse in negotiations for the team’s potential move to Sarasota — and the impasse is very serious, causing the Orioles to send Cal Ripken Jr. to the Gulf Coast city yesterday in an effort to sway some opinions. The Orioles are proposing a $65-million makeover of […]

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